Deming, NM - On July 14, 2020, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested by the Deming Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

State Police agents learned that on July 14, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Deming Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance on Maple Street in Deming, NM.

Julio Jaramillo (28) of Deming, NM left his residence on Maple Street and walked along South Grand Avenue where he encountered an individual outside talking on the phone. Jaramillo asked to borrow the man’s phone and displayed a pistol. The man gave Jaramillo his phone and Jaramillo started walking towards Amigo’s Mexican Food Inc., on East Poplar Street. As officers from Deming Police Department arrived on the scene, Jaramillo concealed himself between two freight trucks at Amigo’s Mexican Food Inc.

Officers set up a perimeter, and immediately gave commands to Jaramillo to drop the weapon. Jaramillo ignored the commands and fired at officers. Four Deming Police Officers fired their department-issued weapons striking Jaramillo.

Jaramillo was treated by officers on the scene until emergency medical personnel arrived. Jaramillo was transported to Mimbres Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The officers and other victims were uninjured. Many details of this incident are still under investigation including the details of the encounter that led up to the shooting and the details of the shooting.

The identities of the officers involved in this incident will not be released until interviews are complete. For inquiries into the officers’ duty status please contact the Deming Police Department. This investigation remains active and is being led by the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau. Upon completion of the investigation, this case will be given to the district attorney’s office for review. When more information is available it will be released.

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